Thursday, April 09, 2009

Imports from China Dropping Fast (Graph)

Imports from China

Imports from China

The above chart represents imports from China in millions, monthly. It is pretty obvious that imports from China are dropping. Today's report on Import/Exports showed that imports are still dropping. As a result, it is likely that imports from China are likely to continue dropping for the foreseeable future.

Why is this chart important? We will be relying on China to buy an enormous amount of Treasury securities in the years ahead. But, will they be able to accommodate our needs? 

Frankly, this is worrisome. If this trend continues for a long period of time it could impact interest rates--dramatically.
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